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Day Tour - Pamukkale, Travertines and Hierapolis Tour from Kusadasi

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Kusadasi, Turkey
Day Tour - Pamukkale, Travertines and Hierapolis Tour from Kusadasi

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Explore the stunning archaeology of Pamukkale on this small-group guided full day tour from Kusadasi. During your visit to this UNESCO World Heritage Site, stroll along the white travertine rock plateaus and hear about the site’s geology. Gaze over Pamukkale to towards the ancient city of Hierapolis and learn about its history as you discover its fascinating ruins. Also, enjoy a cleansing soak in Hierapolis’ natural springs and pools. This small-group tour in Pamukkale is limited to 14 people, creating a more personalized experience with your guide.
  • Full-day trip from Kusadasi to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Pamukkale in Denizli Province
  • See Pamukkale’s bright white travertine terraces with your guide
  • Take a dip in the naturally formed spa pools in the ancient city of Hierapolis
  • Stroll around the ruins of Hierapolis and see its intriguing necropolis and vast Roman theater
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off by luxury air-conditioned coach
  • Small-group tour with a maximum of 14 people ensures a more personalized experience
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Hotel pickup and drop-off
Professional English-speaking tour guide
Air-conditioned vehicle
Gratuities
Food and drinks, unless specified
Entrance fee (approximately 6 Euro) to the thermal pools at Hierapolis
Lunch

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8:00 AM
Pick up from your hotel in Kusadasi. Please contact your supplier for your pick-up time.
Meet your guide at your Kusadasi hotel and drive east towards Pamukkale located in the province of Denizli. Arrive at this UNESCO World Heritage Site and see why this natural site’s name means cotton castle. Learn about the geology here, which consists of white travertine rocks that have created a natural wonder of plateaus. Gaze over Pamukkale’s mineral deposits and hear how the hot bath’s water travels 656 feet (200 meter) down the cliffside to create the appearance of snowy terraces.

Next, stroll alongside your expert guide and observe the geology up close as you learn how these natural baths were formed. Stop to snap photos of this amazing site, and then continue to the ancient city of Hierapolis to observe its diminishing ruins and dip into hot springs.

Spend free time soaking and relaxing into the pools and don’t forget to pack your swimsuit (entrance fee at your own expense). As you enjoy a nice bath stare up at the Greco-Roman columns which surround the pools. Stop for lunch after bathing at a café and then rendezvous with your guide for a walking tour through Hierapolis. Marvel at the ancient ruins such as the necropolis (Roman graveyard) and the immense Roman theater which once had a capacity to seat 12,000 people. Finally, stop at St Philippe Martyrion (Basilica of St Philippe) and hear about this historical Christian house of worship. Afterwards, hop back on your coach and return to Kusadasi where your tour ends.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
Pamukkale
After a pickup from your Kusadasi hotel, head to Denizli Province to visit Pamukkale –Turkey’s most incredible natural wonder. Meaning ‘cotton castle,’ this stunning UNESCO World Heritage Site consists of dazzling white travertine rock terraces that seem to flow down 656-foot (200-meter) cliffs. From a distance, the travertine terraces almost look like snowy cliffs or frozen waterfalls, but in fact they are mineral deposits from Pamukkale’s hot springs. Walk around these fascinating rocks and see the naturally formed bathing pools while learning about their geology from your guide. Views from Pamukkale are unforgettable – see the white travertine terraces contrasting with brown mountains in the distance, and then walk up to Hierapolis, the ancient Greco-Roman city with crumbling ruins and geothermic bathing pools. Enjoy time at leisure here, and be sure to bring your bathing suit as the pools are definitely worth a dip (entrance fee is at your own expense)!
Duration: 10 hours 
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 14 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Fez Travel
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Day Tour - Pamukkale, Travertines and Hierapolis Tour from Kusadasi ?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks provided for travelers
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What is the policy on sanitization during Day Tour - Pamukkale, Travertines and Hierapolis Tour from Kusadasi ?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
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What is the social distancing policy during Day Tour - Pamukkale, Travertines and Hierapolis Tour from Kusadasi ?
A:The policies on social distancing are:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
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What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Day Tour - Pamukkale, Travertines and Hierapolis Tour from Kusadasi ?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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Traveler Tips


  • "There is a lot of walking so if you cant do that I recommend renting a cart." See review
  • "Since I visited in August the pools were really crowded so I didnt swim, but the site itself is very beautiful and worth the visit." See review

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star-4
Very interesting place with exceptional ruins as well
Roy_A
, Jun 2019
It was a long ride 3 hours there and 3 hours back but the Mercedes mini bus was nice and the guide phenomenal and friendly. There is a lot of walking so if you cant do that I recommend renting a cart. The whit hills and pools are a sight to behold. There were lots of people but quite manageable. We stopped and the linen factory and bought some awesome table cloths and towels at a reasonable price. The amphitheater in the the ruins was phenomenal. Would definitely do it once but don't think i would go back because of the six hours traveling.
star-4
Our guide was fantastic and...
Bianca H
, Aug 2018
Our guide was fantastic and extremely knowledgeable about the area. He gave great suggestions for routes and was very open to all kinds of questions about the site. Since I visited in August the pools were really crowded so I didnt swim, but the site itself is very beautiful and worth the visit. My two complaints are the tourism stop we made at the Onyx workshop, which was essentially a ploy to get us to buy stuff. It wasnt on the itinerary and I felt that it was a little heavy handed to add that in without telling us. We also stopped at a crowded buffet restaurant for lunch that wasnt very good.
star-5
Pamukkale Tour
Ruthie T
, Jun 2018
Great Tour! Lots of walking, wear comfortable walking shoes, bring water and hat or umbrella to shield from the sun!
star-4
Pamukkale is amazing. The only thing...
Marina_B
, Oct 2017
Pamukkale is amazing. The only thing I'd change are the trips to the leather fashion show and gem store.
star-4
Tahsin was an incredibly passionate...
Jarich M
, Sep 2017
Tahsin was an incredibly passionate guide and was really nice to talk with. He was very informative and knowledgeable about Turkey and the environments. I wish we'd have him for Ephesus as well. His and the drivers services deserve an absolute 10! The only reason I did not give a 5 star rating are rather because of the firms organizational details: We were picked up had to drop breakfast right away at 7.30, whilst the day before, the company comfirmed through phone we'd be picked up at 8-8.30 The journey from Kusadasi to Pammukkale was very long. Our hotel being the furthest away in the group, we spent at least a total of 8.5-9 hours sitting in the bus, just to enjoy about 2.5 hours of Pammukkale. For such a long journey, I personally wouldn't recommend travelling in a small group or bus. Us being tall Europeans and a little overweight, let's be honest, spending that long in rather cramped seats isn't quiet comfortable.
star-5
We had a well presented and air...
Carol T
, Aug 2017
We had a well presented and air conditioned mini bus. Our driver was charming and spoke excellent English. Our guide at Pamukkale was lovely and she was very knowledgeable and also spoke excellent English. It was a really hot day so we spent quite a while bathing in the warm Cleopatra pool. Sadly, I think the magical powers associated with the water have waned over the years as I didn't look any younger after my swim haha. Pamukkale is a beautiful place and I would recommend this trip as we had a great time. We stopped off at an Onyx factory on the way back and it was interesting to see how the artists manipulated and shaped the onyx. There was a gift shop full of beautiful things and even though we did not feel pressurised into buying anything, of course we had to get a little momento of the trip. Overall, an excellent experience.
star-2
Pamukkale and Heirapolis...
KIMBERLEY A
, Mar 2017
Pamukkale and Heirapolis - Incredible places to see, though I wouldn't bother with this tour at all. We basically paid GBP97 for a driver. On the 3 hour drive to Pamukkale our guide spoke to us once - To let us know we would be stopping for 20minutes. Upon arrival in Pamukkale our tour began. He walked us through the entrance to the terraces, vaguely explaining things that we could have read our selves on the signs all along the walk - gave us a few hours free time. Afterwards was lunch - we were told to not have quote high expectations unquote, but the food was actually inedible. Cold and unidentifiable - no one from our tour finished a dish. 3 hour ride back to Kusadasi, again only being spoke to once again upon stopping for 20 minutes. The pools at Heirapolis are absolutely amazing, well worth a visit - though this is not included in the tour but there is plenty of free time to have a swim. The terraces themselves look nothing like you see online, though after travelling so much this was expected - Still amazing to see. If we had of just paid for a driver for the day we would have zero complains, but booking a tour you expect some form of a guide. He wasn't interested at all.
star-5
It was a lovely day and the site was...
Bernie W
, May 2016
It was a lovely day and the site was worth anyone seeing. True wonder of the world.
star-3
The tour is a good way to go from...
Eduardo W
, Nov 2015
The tour is a good way to go from Kusadasi to Pamukkale, but doesn't add anything other than that. You should face it as an alternative to a shuttle or taxi. The lunch included was below average, for sure. We had wonderful and cheap meals in Turkey and that was not one of them. The tour guide was nice and helpful, but was lacking a bit in his English skills and didn't add much information. Also, we wish we had more time there. Considering the long trip, I'd recommend the time there to be an hour longer at least, getting one hour later to the hotel.
star-3
Its a fabulous place to visit...
Marilyn M
, Oct 2015
Its a fabulous place to visit however we went from Kusadasi which took 3 hours to get there and we only had 1hr 30min there which wasn't enough time to see and do everything, so its great to see but check out how long it takes to get there so you can have as much time there to take everything in.
star-5
This day trip from Kusadasi to...
Steven
, Sep 2015
This day trip from Kusadasi to Pamukkale was really good! Our guide was professional and provided us with information about Turkey and the sites we visited, he was extremely knowledgeable and passionate. Parts of the were guided and we were also left to explore in our own time.
star-5
This tour was great from start to...
Tyler
, Sep 2015
This tour was great from start to finish! Our guide Mehmet was friendly, professional and knowledgeable. Our tour included a buffet lunch which has really nice. Visiting Pamukkale, the white travertine rock terraces and Hierapolis is something I would recommend to travelers visiting the area. I would recommend paying the little bit extra to go into the thermal pools, we had a good time all round.
star-5
The guıde was really ınformatıve and...
Tara P
, Jul 2015
The guıde was really ınformatıve and helpful. It was a small tour and very accomodatıng to everyones needs. It was fun to swım ın the natural waters of pummakale.
star-2
I was dissapointed with our tour...
Shivani S
, Jul 2015
I was dissapointed with our tour guide who didnt speak English fluently. Also, lunch was not authentic rather just a buffet restaurant. We spent more time at shopping venues such as textile store and onyx factory. I would not recommend this tour.
star-1
There was not enough time at the...
Louise L
, Jul 2015
There was not enough time at the Pamukkale site as we spent more time travelling on the bus to and from the location. We felt very rushed during the visit and did not have time to visit all the ruins. The guide had poor English which meant you could not understand what he was saying. His commentaries/explanations were extremely light and indicated a lack of knowledge. The driver was constantly on the phone whilst driving, putting the lives of every passenger on board at risk. The lunch was unsatisfactory and poor quality and choice. Overall I felt the tour was sub-standard for the price we paid. I believe I could have joined a cheaper local tour and had a better experience.
star-4
The tour of Pamukkale and Hierapolis...
Nancy A
, Jul 2015
The tour of Pamukkale and Hierapolis was wonderful. The guide was knowledgable, the lunch was delicious, and the sites were beautiful and interesting, even though there wasn't much water in all the pools. It seemed as though we spent a lot of time shuffling people around and waiting for vehicles to arrive to take people from our bus to different locations, which I hadn't experienced on a day tour before....which is why I gave this a 4 star rating, instead of a 5.
star-4
Pamukkale is surely a place to...
Vesa A
, Jun 2015
Pamukkale is surely a place to visit. Travertines are really amazing and scenery in front of you magnificent. When you are experiencing travertines you forget time. There are so many photos to shoot. It's good to remember that also theatre and museum of Hierapolis is worth to see. I give the place five stars but for tour planning only two stars. What irritated me was the fact that we drove some three hours to get Pamukkale and then spent nearly one hour in textile shop. So we had only two hours to spent in Pamukkale itself. Time in textile shop was wasted ... we should have gone straight to Pamukkale....
star-4
This day trip was worth the 3 hours...
Lynette G
, May 2015
This day trip was worth the 3 hours or so in a small but comfortable mini bus. Our tour guide was very informative and had an outgoing personality. We thoroughly enjoyed his enthusiasm. Pamukkale is worth the effort! Hieropolis was fascinating. A tour well worth doing.
star-5
Pick up on time . Hard to fault the...
Paul
, Sep 2014
Pick up on time . Hard to fault the day. Knowledgeable guide and a spectacular place well worth seeing. Lunch was impressive all you could eat Buffett option and a stop at a onyx rock making factory for a short demo. Took you into the shop but no pressure to buy anything. Good value day out
star-5
Amazing, picked us up and dropped us...
Nasrin A
, Aug 2014
Amazing, picked us up and dropped us off plus best of all we had plenty of time to see the beautiful Pamukkale!!

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